• Conservative treatments have no clinically beneficial effect on thumb pain

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    A combination of conservative treatments offered patients with thumb base osteoarthritis “small to medium and potentially clinically beneficial effects on hand function but not pain,” researchers wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    Leticia A. Deveza, MD, PhD, a rheumatology specialist at the Institute of Bone and Joint Research at The University of Sydney, and colleagues wrote that recommended conservative treatments for thumb base osteoarthritis consist of education and training in ergonomic fundamentals; receiving a splint; exercises geared toward muscle strength, joint mobility and
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